Subject: Re: CVS commit: src/dist/bind
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.org>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 12/02/2003 20:01:47
In message <20031203005521.GA993@snew.com>, Chuck Yerkes writes:
>Quoting Rick Kelly (email@example.com):
>> Chuck Yerkes said:
>> >Me? I bailed on BIND 8 long ago and run BIND 9 in a chroot.
>> >OpenBSD added some nice patches which do things like open /dev/null
>> >and /dev/zero BEFORE chrooting so I don't really need much in
>> >that env.
>> Yup, I've been running BIND 9 for about two years now. I'm currently
>> running BIND 9.2.3 on an SS5 running 1.5.4_ALPHA.
>Which leaves me with "why is BIND 8 still part of NetBSD?"
>Invalid reasons include "it's proven" (yes, and orphaned now too)
>It's not longer supported; it's missing several Good Things. BIND 9
>*is* slower (bind 4 is fastest, djdns is next, then BIND8 then BIND 9).
>If you're not doing mail blasts or running AOL's DNS, you likely
>don't care (and frankly, if you are, a 4CPU machine with 8GB of
>RAM will perform better with BIND9 and still costs less than a week
>of a really good consultant).
This suggests having bind9 as the default, and bind8 in pkgsrc.
Works for me -- I run bind9, too.
--Steve Bellovin, http://www.research.att.com/~smb